Shunji Fujimura passed away on 25 January 2017, aged 82. The news was reported in this Japanese news article:
藤村俊二さん死去 ８２歳「おヒョイさん」の愛称、軽妙な味で人気― スポニチ Sponichi Annex 芸能
He was born on 8th December 1934 in Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture. His
father was a former chief of the Subaru motor company. His name is Byoichi and
his mother's name is Tomiko. Shunji is the second son of 5 boys and one girl.
He went to Gyosei Primary School, Gyosei Middle and Gyosei High Schools. He
then proceeded to Waseda University's Faculty of Literature, Department of
Performing Arts in 1953. He dropped out in 1955 with the intention of becoming
a performer, and entered the Toho Performing Arts School, graduating in 1957.
He went on stage in Toho musicals and as part of the Nichigeki Dancing Team.
His deft cleverness and absent-minded, droll personality won him popularity. He
appeared in a number of variety TV programmes. He made his film debut in 1970
in a comedy, and had his first major role in 1971, followed by a supporting
role in another comedy, then another major role, still in 1971. Since then he
has been unfortunate in his plans. His main strength seems to be in TV. He has
appeared in a number of TV programmes and has been a disc jockey on the radio.
He has also appeared in many advertisements.
In the early 1980s, he managed an imported children's clothing store in
Setagaya ward in Tokyo. On 22nd September 1961 he married Keiko Omori.
He continued to appear on Japanese TV, and owned a bar in Tokyo.
If you have any information about Shunji Fujimura, e.g. films / TV shows he's starred in, photos of him, web pages mentioning him, please let me know using the Monkey Feedback page, and I'll put the information here.
Related web sites:
The Day I Met The Horse! - Details of the day I met Shunji Fujimura!
site of O'hyoi - Shunji Fujimura's web site, includes O'hyoi's mini-site for his bar in Tokyo (even includes the food and drinks menus!).
Google Images search results for Shunji Fujimura - Shows the search results of searching on Google Images for Shunji Fujimura in Japanese character. Go to the bottom of the page and click on the numbers to go to the next pages of search results. To see the web sites found containing his name in Japanese characters, click on the leftmost tab at the top of the page, beneath the Google logo graphic, to the left of the selected tab for the Image search.
Monkey Autographs - Shunji Fujimura - Shunji Fujimura autographs.
Monkey Meetings - Shunji Fujimura - Meetings with Shunji Fujimura, the actor who played the horse in human form, aka Yu-Lung in the English-dubbed Monkey episodes!
Filmography for Shunji Fujimura [Internet Movie Database] - Lists his movies and TV shows.
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